dry: meaning and definitions

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What is dry?

What is dry?

  • Free from liquid or moisture: changed to dry clothes.
  • Having or characterized by little or no rain: a dry climate.
  • Marked by the absence of natural or normal moisture: a dry month.
  • Not under water: dry land.
  • Having all the water or liquid drained away, evaporated, or exhausted: a dry river.
  • No longer yielding liquid, especially milk: a dry cow.
  • Lacking a mucous or watery discharge: a dry cough.
  • Not shedding tears: dry sobs.
  • Needing or desiring drink; thirsty: a dry mouth.
  • No longer wet: The paint is dry.
  • Of or relating to solid rather than liquid substances or commodities: dry weight.
  • Not sweet as a result of the decomposition of sugar during fermentation. Used of wines.
  • Having a large proportion of strong liquor to other ingredients: a dry martini.
  • Eaten or served without butter, gravy, or other garnish: dry toast; dry meat.
  • Having no adornment or coloration; plain: the dry facts.
  • Devoid of bias or personal concern: presented a dry critique.
  • Lacking tenderness, warmth, or involvement; severe: The actor gave a dry reading of the lines.
  • Matter-of-fact or indifferent in manner: rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical tone.
  • Wearisome; dull: a dry lecture filled with trivial details.
  • Humorous or sarcastic in a shrewd, impersonal way: dry wit.
  • Prohibiting or opposed to the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages: a dry county.
  • Unproductive of the expected results: a mind dry of new ideas.
  • Constructed without mortar or cement: dry masonry.
  • To remove the moisture from; make dry: laundry dried by the sun.
  • To preserve (meat or other foods, for example) by extracting the moisture.

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